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National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Publications

Report to Congress on the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program for Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017

This Report to Congress describes primary activities and services carried out by the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), an agency within the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The purpose of these primary activities is to support grantees to meet the needs and aspirations of runaway and homeless youth (RHY). The submission of this Report to Congress fulfills FYSB’s mandate to submit a biannual report on the status and results of FYSB investments in RHY.

Findings from the Transitional Living Program Youth Outcomes Study

This report describes findings from the Transitional Living Program (TLP) Youth Outcomes Study (YOS). The TLP is a grant program for runaway and homeless youth ages 16 through 21, funded by the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), TLPs provide a package of supports consisting of transitional housing, wrap-around support services, and intensive case management to provide safety and emotional support and help youth build self-sufficiency.

Announcement of a New Family and Youth Services Bureau Resource

The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is pleased to announce a compendium of measures focused on core outcome areas. The four core areas include:1) permanent connections; 2) physical and social and emotional well-being; 3) education and employment; and 4) safe and stable housing. This resource was developed based on a systematic and comprehensive review of the literature focusing on the latest research and identifying reliable and valid measures that target youth.

Victimization and Resilience Among Sexual and Gender Minority Homeless Youth Engaging in Survival Sex

This study examines how a diverse group of sexual and gender minority (SGM) homeless youth described and understood their victimization experiences occurring before they were homeless and those occurring after they were homeless and engaging in survival sex.